- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /stəʊnd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /stoʊnd/
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- Rhymes: -əʊnd
- Containing stones.
- Having had the stones removed.
- (slang, now rare) Drunk; intoxicated by alcohol.
- 2002, Frederick J. Spencer, Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats:
- 'He could be a mean drunk,' said saxophonist Artie Drelinger. ' […] Booze was his priority, and when he was stoned he could be a son of a bitch.'
- (slang) High on drugs, especially cannabis.
- Synonyms: high, geeked, blazed, baked, fried, chopped; see also Thesaurus:stoned
- We got stoned and ate four bags of potato chips.
- 1972, Harry Chapin (lyrics and music), “Taxi”, in Heads & Tales:
- And me, I'm flying in my taxi / Taking tips, and getting stoned / I go flying so high, when I'm stoned
- 2008, Steven Wilson (lyrics and music), “Normal”, in We Lost The Skyline, performed by Porcupine Tree:
- Stoned in the mall the kids play / And in this way wish away each day
- (slang) Exhilarated; intoxicated by something (such as love) other than drugs or alcohol.
- 1972, John W. Drakeford, Children of Doom: A Sobering Look at the Commune Movement, Nashville: Broadman Press:
- "I am stoned on Jesus! He turns me on and gives me something drugs never could!"
- 2014, Susan Scott, Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea, University of Hawaii Press, →ISBN, page 112:
- I had told them my sailing plans—a few voyages and then Palmyra—but learned almost nothing about them except they were stoned on life. They were so in love with each other and so enamored with their six-month-old baby, […]
- 2016, Heidi Patullo, Imperfukt: ...And Never Happier!, iUniverse, →ISBN:
- Perhaps I even looked stoned on life with that ever-present smile on my face […]
high on drugs
drunk — see drunk
|Inflection of stoned|